Q & A: Amy Crankshaw on Pauline Viardot, ‘Cendrillon’ & Orchestrating the Iconic Work

On Nov. 1, 2021, Guildhall School’s Opera will present a double bill of Bizet’s “Le Docteur Miracle” and Pauline Viardot’s “Cendrillon.” The production will fulfill Viardot’s desire with a new chamber orchestration by Amy Crankshaw, Guildhall doctoral composer and a graduate of the school’s MA Opera Making & Writing program presented in an association with the Royal Opera House. The {…}

European Center of Music, l’Opéra-Comique & Centre National des Armées to Celebrate 200th Birthday of Pauline Viardot

Several French organizations have unveiled performances and events celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of famed mezzo-soprano and composer Pauline Viardot. First up, the European Center of Music and l’Opéra-Comique are teaming up to present several unique performances and masterclasses at the Salle Flavert. The organizations will present a masterclass featuring Dame Felicity Lott as well as a concert {…}